08 OctInfrared Thermal Imaging


Certified Home Inspections utilizes Thermal Imaging with infrared technology to locate “thermal anomalies” and detect/interpret temperature differences of building materials and…

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28 SepThe Best Bulb for You


From incandescents to CFLs to LEDs, American households have seen their lighting options multiply in recent decades, and not without some…

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30 AprCase Study 3: GFCI Outlets


If there was ever an element of the home that the world’s quick-fix DIY handymen (AKA most dads and grandfathers) should…

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22 AprCase Study: Attic Ventilation & Insulation


When the winter weather finally gives way to the warmer signs of spring, many people experience what’s known as hay fever…

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09 AprCase Study: Negative Grade and Poor Lot Drainage


Most home inspectors will agree: the number one money-sucking threat to any home isn’t faulty wiring or poor ventilation. It’s not…

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30 JanLocal Residents Claiming to Hear Ghosts, Gun shots, and Loud Screeching Noises in Their Homes


In addition to gunshot-like sounds, probably caused by the ground freezing and cracking(Frost quake or Cryoseism) last night, our homes were…

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A beautiful brick home located on Hwy 2, South of Valparaiso, IN.

17 DecOlder Home Inspection


As any retired grandfather with a toolbox knows, living in an older home can often mean substituting Sunday football for weekend…

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14 NovWalls, Ceilings, and Floors


It often doesn’t take a professional home inspector to point out issues with the walls, ceilings, and floors. Truth be told,…

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17 OctThe Crawl Space


No matter how much curb-appeal it has, or how much it boasts that trendy and updated interior, you never really know…

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10 OctWindows & Doors


As our owner Jim Ullom puts it, “Attention to detail on window and door inspections is often overlooked by many inspection…

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05 SepFire Hazards: How to Keep Your Home & Family Safe


Each year, there are over 3,000 fire-related deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. For those that…

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03 AugThe Grounds Inspection, in a little more detail.


At Certified Home Inspections, whether you’re preparing for your house to hit the market, or a potential buyer with your heart…

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06 JulAvoid Deal Killers When Selling Your Home


When your real estate agent calls to tell you the good news – congratulations, the house is sold! – don’t celebrate…

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23 OctIndiana Real Estate Disclosure Law: Quick Facts & Tips


“Why didn’t they tell us about that?” Recently, one of our clients purchased a home, a tri-level built in 1970 located…

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02 OctWhy Radon Testing and Measurement? Because…


Our customers often ask about the importance and need of radon testing in Indiana. They’re basic questions typically include: “Do we…

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15 Sep“Going to the John” vs. “Going to the Crapper:” What’s the difference? And, did Thomas Crapper invent the flush toilet?


When you hear someone using bathroom humor by saying they’re “going to the crapper,” you can thank Thomas Crapper. When you…

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07 JanAttic Inspection


Certified Home Inspections has discovered approximately 80% of homes in northwest Indiana are inadequately vented causing homeowners unwanted, unexpected expenses. Improper…

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07 JanNorthwest Indiana Foreclosure Inspection


Certified Home Inspections offers home buyers discounted rates for property inspections performed on homes that are considered “Foreclosure or Sold As-Is”….

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19 SepPlumbing Inspection


Residential water damage in the United States accounts for billions of dollars annually. Abrupt and slow trickling leaks caused by faulty…

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12 SepElectrical System Inspections…


Approximately 51,000 house fires occur annually in the United States, accounting for 500 deaths, 1,500 serious injuries, and over $1.3 billion…

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